Learn with us at Music Generation Limerick City – creative, high quality, affordable music lessons.
The Creative Centre on Cecil Street has built a reputation for fun, engaging learning provided by celebrated musicians. Our ethos is simple – creative learning, lead by the needs of the child taught by engaged and engaging professional musicians. Musical skills and technique are developed through practical musicmaking and focused development. In this way we lay the ground for a life time of expressive music-making. We are especially proud of our record in retaining students as they go through their teenage years (often a time of drop-off), as well as our success with young people who do not resonate with more exam or competition focused approaches.
Each half-hour lesson is charged to the parents at less than half the total cost, thanks to support from Music Generation and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.
Our team of musicians are all active practitioners in the music business, consistently producing high quality and critically acclaimed releases and performing all over the country and indeed, the world. The tutor team bring this wealth of experience to their lessons, ensuring a rich and practical learning experience for participants.
Meet the Team
Music production & DJ
Prominent in the underground music scene for over 20 years, Andy Connolly has a wealth of experience in hip-hop & electronic music via his Unscene collective, masked alias Naive Ted & collaborations with Post Punk Podge, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Hazey Haze & more.
Voice & Guitar
Annie Cheevers is a singer/songwriter from Boston. She has performed at venues across the US, and released her debut EP in 2022 to widespread acclaim. Since moving to Limerick to complete an MA in songwriting she has performed widely as a solo artist and with local collaborators.
Guitar & Bass
Cein Daly is one of Limerick’s most in demand bass players. He has toured internationally & graced stages including Áras an Uachtarin, the 3 Arena, The Royal Albert Hall & performed alongside artists including Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello and Imelda May.
Keys & Guitar
As songwriter and keyboard player for local heroes Hermitage Green, Darragh Griffin has taken to the stage all over the world including slots with Gavin James & The Pogues. He is also an accomplished solo artist & has explored a more electronic sound with his FIGR project.
Fearghal Naughton studied at the Conservatoire de Musique in Brest, France. He specialises in electric guitar, with which he has lead the improvising ensemble ‘Freeform Foundation’ for many years. He also plays percussion and varied stringed instruments and is a trained luthier.
John Daly has been a leading light in Limerick’s music scene for over 40 years, as a sideman and leader from shows to pop rock jazz big band and orchestral settings. He is founder and chairperson of the Limerick Jazz Festival and has performed with many of the great international names of jazz.
Keys & Voice
Michelle Grimes has played for kings, queens and presidents while developing her career as a solo artist. Recent singles have received much airtime on the BBC, 2FM, Spin FM and bagged her a nomination for “Best New Artist” by Hot Press.
Paul O’Connor is well regarded as one of Limerick’s finest musicians. Across a near 30 year career he has performed all over the world in clubs, festivals and concert halls in a wide variety of genres, spanning Mundy to the Abu Dhabi Big Band.
As comfortable with Classical piano as she is with synthesizers, Rokaia Jedir is also currently finalizing her PhD in Psychoacoustics. Rokaia’s musical output combines a classical training with indie songwriting and electronic production.
Guitar & Banjo
A Fleadh winner with a C.V. spanning rock, pop, classical and trad, Seán O’Meara has toured all over the world playing music. He is a member of critically acclaimed group The Ollam and has played with artists as diverse as Steve Cooney and Denise Chaila.
Drums & Banjo
Shay Sweeney’s talents have brought him all around the world playing with bands such as Ham Sandwich, Hudson Taylor & The Eskies performing in renowned venues such as 3Arena, The Olympia & Vicar St.
Voice & Guitar
Performing since her youth, Jane Fraser is a well known & integral part of Limerick’s music scene. A trained singer, she has worked in myriad styles & is closely associated with the Limerick Jazz community. She released her soul/jazz/pop fusion album “Pass The Test” in May 2023 to wide acclaim.